Monday, April 9, 2018

Review: Come From Away by Genevieve Graham

Title: Come From Away
Author: Genevieve Graham
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published By: Simon & Schuster (April 24, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!



Book Description:
From the bestselling author of Tides of Honour and Promises to Keep comes a poignant novel about a young couple caught on opposite sides of the Second World War.

In the fall of 1939, Grace Baker’s three brothers, sharp and proud in their uniforms, board Canadian ships headed for a faraway war. Grace stays behind, tending to the homefront and the general store that helps keep her small Nova Scotian community running. The war, everyone says, will be over before it starts. But three years later, the fighting rages on and rumours swirl about “wolf packs” of German U-Boats lurking in the deep waters along the shores of East Jeddore, a stone’s throw from Grace’s window. As the harsh realities of war come closer to home, Grace buries herself in her work at the store.

Then, one day, a handsome stranger ventures into the store. He claims to be a trapper come from away, and as Grace gets to know him, she becomes enamoured by his gentle smile and thoughtful ways. But after a several weeks, she discovers that Rudi, her mysterious visitor, is not the lonely outsider he appears to be, but someone else entirely—someone not to be trusted. When a shocking truth about her family forces Grace to question everything she has so strongly believed, she realizes that she and Rudi have more in common than she had thought. And if Grace is to have a chance at love, she must not only choose a side, but take a stand.


Come from Away is a mesmerizing story of love, shifting allegiances, and second chances, set against the tumultuous years of the Second World War. 











Come From Away is a poignant beautifully written story about a couple that meet under the worst of circumstances and because of it, their lives and those they know and love, will never be the same again.

Set in Canada during WWII, this story doesn't hold anything back about not only what families went through with their loved ones off at war but what those brave and strong men went through as well, from both sides of the line.  

Set in a time when prejudices ran rampant, this story not only takes on the difficult topi of having compassion for our enemies but forgiveness as well. 

Wonderfully done and said, this is a story that you aren't likely to forget anytime soon. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

45 comments:

  1. Wow! This one sounds intense and really emotional. I can imagine that it must have been a tough book to read. Glad you enjoyed it, Ali!

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    1. Thanks Nick and it was in all the best ways.

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  2. For a second I thought this was a shifter book with the talk of wolf-pack, lol! It does sound like a moving story. I hope the romance turned out well! :)

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    1. LOL! Nope definitely not a shifter book. :D

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  4. This feels like an emotional rollercoaster in a good way. Nice review, Ali. Happy reading!

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  5. I haven't read anything set in Canada during WWII recently. Love the theme enemies to more! Great review, Ali!!

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  6. I like WWII books, but I don't think I've read anything set in Canada. Thanks for sharing; I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this one.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I never had either, it was so much fun to get a different perspective.

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  7. I'm always intrigued with stories in this period

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    1. Me too they are always some of my favorites!

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  8. Reading this one, Ali. I'm enjoying it so far.

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  9. This sounds like an intense contemporary, the historical fiction part doesn't seem like it's for me though. Great Review
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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    1. Yay! So glad you read and loved it as well Debbie!

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  11. Love a WWII set story! Will have to add this one. Great review!

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    1. Thanks so much Grace and I hope you do and love it as well. :D

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  12. This sounds good. I never read anything from this period before. Great review.

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  13. I like books set in this time period usually, but I don't think I've ever seen one set in Canada. Not sure if I would like the war scenes though. But other than that it sounds good. Glad it was a good one for you.

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    1. There really aren't any war scenes per se so I think you would be fine on that front!

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  14. Wow, this sounds like a powerful book. I'm glad it takes place out of Europe too.

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    1. It was nice to have a change of scenery and kind of see how other countries participated and thought about the war as well.

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  15. Oh very interesting darling. I haven´t read nothing from Genevieve Graham but this looks like could be a good start. Great review like always

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  16. Sounds interesting for sure. I love books written during this era, and I ave never read one set in Canada during WWII. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. It was nice to get a different setting during this era for sure. Hope you like it if you decide to try it!

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  17. Your review makes me think I'll need tissues to read this... I don't know if I'm ready for a crying book yet, lol. My last one caught me by surprise.

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. It did have it's moments for sure. ;)

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  18. I'm always a crybaby and I love crying because of books so I think I'll try this one!

    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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  19. I enjoy this author and I am waiting for the audio release. Did you read the first two books?

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    1. I haven't but I really want too. I need to see if I can find them.

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  20. Okay, I love that this is set in Canada (because seriously Nova Scotia is amazing) and I'm so intrigued by Grace and Rudi's relationship. Also, I love the cover! Great review!

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    1. I loved the setting as well, definitely different from your normal historical!

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  21. You and Kim have really been gushing about this book, I really want to try this author

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    1. You should! I want to try all her other books now too. ;)

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  22. A lovely cover. I'm glad to see you enjoyed it!

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